Djokovic wins Italian Open

More Sports / Tennis May 18, 2015

Djokovic wins Italian Open

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic bolstered his clay-court credentials a week ahead of Roland Garros with a convincing 6-4, 6-3 win over Roger Federer on Sunday to capture his fourth Italian Open title. Extending his winning streak to 22 matches, Djokovic proved too consistent and too quick ...

Djokovic standing between Federer and elusive title

More Sports / Tennis May 17, 2015

Djokovic standing between Federer and elusive title

Roger Federer will renew his rivalry with Novak Djokovic in the Italian Open final on Sunday, giving the 17-time Grand Slam champion another chance to add an elusive title to his collection. Federer dispatched Swiss countryman Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2 in less than an hour ...

Djokovic bests Nishikori in 3 sets

More Sports / Tennis May 16, 2015

Djokovic bests Nishikori in 3 sets

Kei Nishikori lost 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open. The three-time champion and current title holder Djokovic lost serve only once in the match. Nishikori, fighting back from a one-set deficit, converted a ...

More Sports / Tennis May 14, 2015

Murray, Serena Williams withdraw from Italian Open

Andy Murray and Serena Williams pulled out of the Italian Open on Thursday ahead of their third-round matches. Murray said he was tired, while Williams claimed she was suffering with an elbow injury. "I practiced 40 minutes and felt pretty exhausted," Murray told a news conference ...

Nishikori reaches third round of Italian Open

More Sports / Tennis May 13, 2015

Nishikori reaches third round of Italian Open

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori beat Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic in his first match to book a spot in the third round of the Italian Open on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Nishikori defeated 40th-ranked Vesely 7-6 (7-3), 7-5. Nishikori battled back from a 5-3 ...

Nadal mounts rally to defeat Murray

More Sports / Tennis May 17, 2014

Nadal mounts rally to defeat Murray

Rafael Nadal stormed back from a surprisingly poor opening set to edge Andy Murray 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 Thursday and secure a spot in the Italian Open semifinals. Murray jumped out to a 5-0 lead and won the first set in just 37 minutes with a ...

Djokovic advances in Rome return

More Sports / Tennis May 14, 2014

Djokovic advances in Rome return

Novak Djokovic marked his return from a right wrist injury by beating Czech veteran Radek Stepanek 6-3, 7-5 in the second round of the Italian Open on Tuesday, while Italian hope Andreas Seppi complained about a decisive time violation in a loss to Tommy ...